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Rapids Camp Lodge offers unparalleled fly fishing in the heart of the famed Bristol Bay watershed, home to enormous rainbow trout, five species of salmon, Arctic char, pike, and grayling.Your destination is just over an hour flight from Anchorage [on a private Pilatus PC-12] to King Salmon, then to the camp – a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life.

Alaska is hard to get to harder to leave and impossible to forget

By Skip Clement, publisher emeritus

Capt. Chad Bryson, professionally guided adventure fly fishing, Bristol Bay Alaska – Patagonia Chile. Mobile # (907)669-0164 Office # (470)222-FISH [3474].  Click on logo to visit his website. email:

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]had Bryson, a friend, Alaska and Southeast U S fly fishing guide, fly tyer, and spey casting instructor, was diagnosed with a partial rotator cuff tear two years ago, and his career as a guide, he said, was over. He was reduced to a few trips on the Chattahoochee River with his old, regular clients but spent most of his workdays at the best fly shop in Atlanta, and we only occasionally touched base.

Yesterday, I had reason to call him at the fly shop, but they said he had quit in the spring and was guiding in Alaska again and had probably just gotten back. So, I called and we ended up talking for an hour or so about his stem cell rotator fix and then more about his job at the Deneki [den-ee-key] Rapids camp. He is the head guide there next year and is now full time at the position of introducing destination travelers to Deneki’s several lodges. Who better to talk to than him?

Oh, he’s a straight shooter BTW. Refreshing to say the least

Chad lead me to the following article, which I think you’ll enjoy. To book a Deneki experience, you can talk to Chad personally: 470-222 fish [3474].


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By Jason Rolfe / The Flyfish Journal / October 21, 2019

Chad Bryson [L], who will be the new head guide at the Deneki Rapids Camp 2010 in the Bristol Bay watershed of Alaska, enjoys showing off his client’s rainbow catch. Photo by Bryson.

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In Rapids Camp turf – Katmai National Park and Preserve, Brooks Falls, Alaska bear catches salmon at top of falls. Photo 2002 by Brian W. Schaller – a commons image.


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